Prelate says president still promises elections in Democratic Republic of Congo
July 07, 2017
“Elections will be held,” Archbishop Marcel Utembi of Kisangani said after a July 5 meeting with President Joseph Kabila of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Archbishop Utembi reported that Kabila “has not stopped saying that there will be elections” this year, despite a lack of progress in scheduling the vote. The country’s Catholic bishops were instrumental in mediating an accord between the government and opposition, calling for elections this year.
- President Kabila meets with the President of the Episcopal Conference: elections will be held (Fides)
- Congo’s bishops decry violence, call for elections (CWN, 6/27)